How To Draw Interesting Female Body Poses

This drawing tutorial teaches you how to draw interesting poses for the female form. It is a very handy tutorial to learn from if you are studying fashion and need to showcase a variety of fashion styles on various poses.

 With any drawing it is important to draw from the source because you have to be very experienced to attempt to draw from your mind. So the first thing to consider is maybe using a magazine with a variety of different poses to work directly from and use as a direct form of reference material. Once you have selected your poses from your various models you are then ready to learn how to draw the female form and gain confidence in that field.

 Fashion drawings are often drawn very quickly and are more interpretive and representational of the basic components which comprise the female figure. You should not overdo the shading and heavy detailing as it is the clothes which you want to showcase and not so much the female. With the pencil, lightly draw the basic geometric portions which make up the pose you are working from. For example, take the main muscle mass from the thigh and draw roughly in the form of circles and repeat for the other major sections of the body. Once all of these are in place you are then ready to start adding definite lines to areas to create the silhouette of the female figure and it is at this point that your drawing will start to look more lifelike.

You can start adding darker lines to the areas of the drawing where you believe the proportions are correct and rework areas which still seem vague or slightly weak. This art tutorial is a great visual aid to help you learn the correct procedure for learning how to draw the female figure in a variety of poses. The amount of poses available to draw is endless so be creative and start learning to draw better and with more confidence today.

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    1. To become a better artist, artists have to keep their minds open and look at different styles of art. Mark Crilley is -a great artist don’t get me wrong- but only has about 1-2 styles. So technically… your not learning that much. Great video! I know it helped me out!

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    2. You have to remember Mark Crilley has many years of experience. He has already found his style, and that’s what he likes to do, so of course that is what he’s teaching people. And yes, you do actually learn a lot from Mark Crilley. You learn a lot about his style, technique, and ways of approaching things. Artists don’t have to know about different styles of art because there will always be an audience for what you like to do. If not, you can at least do it for your own pleasure.

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    3. Thanks for the video.Although the last one with the perspective is pretty much advanced stuff, and requires a lot of knowledge about human anatomy, it’s sure nice to keep in mind for further practice. It’s really an eye opener to see how easy it is to change a regular, boring pose into something slightly more interesting.

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    4. I really love the way you sketch.. I remember seeing a similar style to your way of sketching a while back. It’s always interested me and it just seems like it’d flow so much better. x) So I now remember to try that out! πŸ˜€

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    5. Dude, you just helped me figure out one of the many issues I’ve been having with my drawings when their at a standstill! This was very helpful, now I just have to practice, make cool poses…And get a better understanding of turning forms in 3D space πŸ˜›

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    6. What an adorable style! I absolutely love it. <3 I totally hope to draw in a similar style some day if I can ever manage to improve my skills enough. Those were pretty useful tips as well. I understand concepts like that and can see in my mind how things should be, but I can't seem to draw them out very well. ):

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    7. That’s not true, Mark teaches you how to do certain poses, but to use them on your own character. I’m not saying ether person is better ( because this is the first video I have seen of his) just that Mark isn’t teaching people to reproduce his work.

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    8. I liked the first three poses, the rest looked like she was less comfortable the more you changed them so I found looking at them more uncomfortable the more they changed.Symmetry is a good thing, never stray too away from if you want to make something attractive to the eyes.Interesting may not have been the best word to use for this video. I would’ve chosen dynamic as the word to use. They are more dynamic poses, but my interest dwindled as they became more and more twisted and distorted.

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    9. i have a problem to draw a side poses…can u teach me?? n one more..i dont know how to differentiat the man character and girl characters like body and faces…im always draw the man character like a girlish character….help meh!

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    10. So Sycra, i dont know if im the only one wondering this, but were you born with your talent?? I have heard some people are naturally gifted >< were you born with this or did you gain this through practice? And also, i am really good at observing things and drawing from observations but i want to draw things from my head like poses and people, which of your videos should i watch that will help me a lot with this?? It would mean a lot to me if you took your time to answer my questions.. πŸ™‚

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    11. Sycra, I really like your style of tutorials. It teaches a much more fundamental sense of drawing then 99% of the “How To Draw Like A Pro” books you see that really are just “look at the steps this artist took to make their picture”. Although I’m a firm believer that only hours and hours of practising every day will make someone a good artist, the things you teach and advice you give are great things to have in mind when one is practising. Good job man and keep up the great work!

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    12. quick question. I’m very self-conscious about my work. When I’m drawing characters at different angles, I tend to distort them a little and nothing is the same size as the original profile image. I was wondering if viewers even notice and if there are any cool tips to assist in making things a little more equal between subjects.

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    13. I looked at spencers sketch book and I draw abstract art just fine.. not too too good at it, but he also draws humans/anime characters in his art, so I wanted to become better at drawing humans since I can’t even draw a stiff character looking straight forward…My sister has a huge learn-to-draw manga book so I’m trying to learn a little from the book and your videos.How long will it take me to be able to draw humans out of mind?

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    14. Yep. it does help. Can you explain on a other clip how to repruduce a caracter from a fram to fram in cartoon with some variation and the thing is, it s how to keep the caracter the same even though the pose had change. so tht we can relay on the ressemblance. Aoof.. anyway. lol. i think you get it huh.. awesom artist you are. Among the best. Thks in advance. K O T…R. CRUMB*

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    15. wow, I’m drawing better than I ever thought possible after just watching a couple of your tutorials! Who knew?!?! Still nowhere close to good (haha!) I really lost it at the perspective drawing looking up and then completely gave up with the face at an angle, but still…!! Thank you so much!!

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    16. Nice way of thinking and doing it… But that’s your way… No one should be told how to do it. Everyone just need to practice and try to understand how nature works. That’s the only way. Hey everyone, draw as many models as possible and eventualy you will be as good as the author of this video… or better. Cheers πŸ™‚

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    17. Another important thing that people seem to forget; your character or subject doesn’t always need to have their feet on the floor. You can get a lot of interesting poses by drawing some characters floating or jumping, ect.

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    18. Hey Sycra can you you do more videos likes this one? Its hard to find sketching videos that actually shows you sketches like this ones. If you do, could you keep it in the same style or perhaps another similar or a mix? But please show the sketchy simple structure like how you form the torso with a roundish square. It’s a lot simpler to grasp the way you draw the sweeter. Thanks.

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    19. I like how, even during your initial sketch of a boring pose, I can see you consciously measuring out the propotions. I can almost hear you counting heads for the height as you plunk down lines for the waist and all of that. That’s the difference between someone on my level and someone on yours, you do all this automatically – while commentating – without even thinking about it. It takes a lot of effort me, and my hope is someday I can do it that seamlessly.

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    20. That’ssomething you get by practicing. If you study proportions (by drawing from life, copying other’s work,etc.) at some point it’s going to be an everyday thing and you wont need to worry about head counting because for you the drawing will look proportional and natural

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    21. What program are you using to draw ? And tablet if you don’t mind me asking. I really love how fluid your lines and pen speed are. Plus the thickness of the lines are REALLY similar to pencil and this is what I am trying to achieve. I really need to improve on my human anatomy and this REALLY helps. Thanks so much for posting this.

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    22. Hi! I just want to answer your question πŸ™‚ 1. There are so many program that are very easy to use for drawing. One is the most famous Adobe Photoshop. Sometimes I use Paint Tool Sai.2. The tablet I’m using is WACOM (Very Affordable) The pen pressure is very nice, but if you want a more sensitive touch, buy INTUOS, but it is more expensive. 3. About the thickness of the lines, well you can adjust that into the settings of the program. Hope I helped. Co-Artist :DD

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    23. Oh my goodness, thank you so much. I had a intuos4 by wacom. Lasted me about 3-4 years. Recently went out not too long after I bought a new pen for it. I use SAI a LOT. I’ve been trying to find more programs that way I can just feel better about diversity haha. But thank you SO much so setting aside the time to answer my question. Your videos are already helping me improve SO much. Your work is beautiful and I’m so grateful for your help. It’s an honor really ! I’ll definitely be watching more.

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    24. You realize when learning to draw you start with a basic shape, when you can understand where muscles and bones go, then you can expand to any shape. Stop being close minded if you want people to think you are really open minded

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    25. Don’t get Wacom or intuos xD Waay too expensive. Get a Monoprice tablet. That brand has good tablets costing as low as $20. I have an $18 monoprice tablet that sold out a lil while ago (they may be back in stock) but it’s a great tablet. The most expensive monoprice tablet gets to $80, which is the price of Wacom’s second least expensive model. But the prices for monoprice range from $20 to $80

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    26. I’m sorry my friend, but nothing you mentioned there put Wacom above Monoprice. I’ve used a Wacom bamboo connect because I have a friend that uses one and we compared our tablets, mine being a $20 monoprice one. They have the same pressure sensitivity. Their textures are almost identical (My monoprice tablet has a plastic graph sheet that came with it that has the same text as the bamboo, and it can be removed to reveal a silky smooth surface that feels like a plywood floor).

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    27. The pen of my monoprice tablet is like a real ink pen so it’s easy to use. The only down side to my tablet is that the pen needs a AAA battery, but 2 of them came packaged with it in the mail & I’m still working on depleting the first battery (had it for a year). The only difference between my tablet & a bamboo connect is the area (4.5×5.5in), the design, the battery usage, & the price. It’s quality is the same, if not better than a bamboo and it costs $60 less. My friend admits she’s jealous.

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    28. Intuos is a Wacom tablet, and “Wacom” is the company. So it makes no sense to say “The tablet I’m using is WACOM (Very Affordable) since there are many tablets by WACOM and ones like Centiq are like over $1000. Bamboo is the cheap one but it works fine. Sorry, had to comment.

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    29. Hi! I’d like to add on to what Jason has said there. Wacom tablets are very good if you can afford them, however another good tablet would be the Monoprice ones, or the Huion tablets. They cost a lot less than Wacom tablets, however they have a disadvantage. The pens are battery powered.However, they remain charged for a long time, and if you have rechargeable batteries this is hardly a worry at all.The Monoprice tablets have 1024 levels of pressure – the same as bamboo. Huion have 2048.

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    30. (cont) Which is the same as an intuos.Now, this is kind of a big deal, as an intuos small costs £500+, where as a huion costs £80, and the monoprice costs £40!I’ve heard many good things about the monoprice’s quality, but not very much about the huion.So as a first time tablet, despite its lesser pressure, I’d recommend the monoprice, and perhaps try the huion in the future c:

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    31. Great art tutorial, this helps a lot. I used to sketch a lot when I was at school with HBs, 2Bs and 4Bs but my characters poses all looked kinda boring. I have a Wacom Bamboo but the A5 size always feels a bit cramped and the connecting cable too short.

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    32. can you ask you the exact model you got. i’ve been hearing good things about the monoprice and I’ve been wanting to buy one, but i’m not sure which one to get. getting such good reviews from an actual user has definately mind my mind up for me about buying one πŸ˜€

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    33. I’m sorry if this will disappoint you, but my model is no longer being sold online, but surely you can call & ask the monoprice company about my model (MP5040-1L), but if that’s too much trouble, there are still some very high quality & affordable models ranging below $40. If you don’t want a tablet that’s not too small but not too pricey, go for product# 5552 on the website (Monoprice(dot)com, search “tablet”). If you want a bigger one, look into spending about $10 more. But well worth +$10.

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